Springfield, IL – Last night, Illinois State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R-Bloomingdale) celebrated the unanimous passage of her first bill through the House of Representatives. The legislation – HB2094 – aims to protect homeowners from deceptive mortgage marketing practices. The bill cracks down on bad actors who take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners, specifically those who are new to the home buying process and seniors who may be more vulnerable to deceptive marketing tactics.
Under the legislation, no person can send marketing materials to a consumer indicating that they are connected to the consumer’s mortgage company, unless they are employed by the mortgage company directly or an affiliate. Any marketing materials from a mortgage company not connected to the consumer’s mortgage company must comply with specific requirements laid out in the legislation.
Rep Sanalitro said, “It is our responsibility to protect vulnerable consumers from deceptive marketing practices of all kinds. Specifically, this bill offers essential protections to prospective home buyers who may not be familiar with the home buying process and seniors who are more susceptible to deceptive marketing material of all kinds.”
Rep Sanalitro continued, “To celebrate the passage of my first bill, I wore red. This used to be the common practice for freshman legislators who were about to pass their first bill in Springfield. It is my hope that not only this bill will pass the Senate and be signed by the Governor, but that my career in the General Assembly is filled with bipartisan legislation that similarly protects vulnerable consumers from nefarious business practices.”
Rep. Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48 which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.